as I was telling you guys....
When I bought my cabin on the lake,
the kitchen was so dark I couldn't even take a Polaroid photo of it...
EVEN WITH THE FLASH!!!
So this is what I did.....
(Unfortunately, I can't find the pictures
of the stove or sink area.
I know the photographer took them,
but they weren't published,
and they have DISAPPEARED!!!!!)
WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!
I just found it!!!!!!!
I'll show it down below.....,
now you have to keep reading....
bwa ha ha!!!
The stove area was published, I just misfiled it on this stupid contraption.....
I thought computers were supposed to make things easier????
My printer refuses to talk to my computer right now too.....
Now back to my story.....
I opened up the ceiling for a cathedral effect
to make the kitchen feel larger.
The living and dining area were crammed into one space making that room feel less than gracious,
fix the problem!!!
I created an eat-in kitchen by
adding a bump out off the cooking space,
alleviating the need to nosh in the living room.
To allow as much sunlight in as possible, I had a glass ceiling installed over the built in seating banquette.
It gave the feeling of a greenhouse and supplied a lovely view of the lake from the cushioned bench.
Later, when I winterized the cabin, I had a second layer of glass installed inside against the first, to create an air cushion for insulation.
The chandelier came from my childhood home,
I think my siblings are still scratching their heads,
trying to figure out how I scored this light.
Well it's very simple!!!!
MY MOMMY LOVES ME BEST!!!!!
The living room fireplace backs up to the kitchen, so I thought it would be a great place to set the stove.
I found a wonderful cement face at a salvage yard and thought....
"Of course, this should go in the kitchen,
hang a cement face over their stove?????"
I know, I know...
It's blurry, I had to blow up the picture from the magazine.
This was all before digital cameras folks.......
When we were working on this shot, the stylist felt that the side of the cabinet was too big of a white unbroken square....
So we taped a checked napkin to the side to look like a dishtowel!!!!
It's all smoke and mirrors......
I didn't want all built in cabinets, so I fit in some old waxed pine pieces.
They hold a $%& load of stuff and often are less expensive than stock cabinets because you don't have to pay someone to install them.
The floor is made from wide hard pine boards that were then painted to look like stone.
I drew out the shapes, and had my decorative artist at the time paint them.
She had a minny meltdown while she painted, and I had to talk her through the whole damn thing.
It was a
couple of days.
So that's the story of my kitchen in my Sunapee Lake cabin,
next post will be about some
in my cabin!!!!!
You guys are sooooo lucky!!!!!